Posted: 4:40 pm Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

FHSAA releases updated tentative districts 

By Matt Porter

After hearing appeals from its member schools, the FHSAA released an updated version of next year’s football districts.

The proposed changes to the districts, which were first released Dec. 8, would affect 13 Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast schools.

District 12-7A would lose Palm Bay-Bayside and Melbourne, leaving a district of Fort Pierce Central, Martin County, Port St. Lucie and Viera.

District 7-3A would drop St. Andrew’s and last season’s district champion Davie-University, and pick up two Fort Lauderdale schools, Cavalry Christian and Westminster Academy. The new district would be American Heritage, Benjamin, Calvary Christian, Cardinal Newman, King’s Academy, Pahokee, Pope John Paul II and Westminster Academy. St. Andrew’s would become an independent and University would join District 8-3A.

The districts will be finalized following in the days following the Jan. 23-24 meeting of the FHSAA Board of Directors.

At that meeting, the FHSAA will vote on a recommendation to have five classifications in boys and girls soccer instead of seven. In a release, FHSAA spokesman Seth Polansky said seven soccer classifications is not economically feasible due to the number of schools participating in the sport.

Here are links to the tentative districts in football and other sports:

Baseball | Basketball: Boys Girls | Football | Softball | Girls Volleyball